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Oh rosetta che rosetta

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Oh rosetta che rosetta
tra'l bel verde di tue frondi
vergognosa ti nascondi
come pura donzelletta
che sposata ancor non è.

Se dal bel cespo natio
ti torrò non te ne caglia
ma con te tanto mi vaglia
che ne lodi il pensier mio
se servigio ha sua mercé.

Caro pregio il tuo colore
tra le man sia di colei
che governa i pensier miei
che mi mira il petto e'I core
ma non mira la mìa fé'.

Non mi dir come t'apprezza
la beltà di Citerea,
io me 'I so, ma questa Dea
e di gratia e di bellezza
non ha Dea sembiante a se.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2008-09-05T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:02:53
Line count: 20
Word count: 106

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